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how long on average does it take to do the nc 500 ,as im still working i only have 7 days to try is this a week viable or am i kidding myself any replys appreciated
 

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another thread

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Hi.
Good weather.... 520 odd miles... North Yorkshire... Take one day out of your 7 for getting up and back,leaves you 6. Divide 520 by 6. ( You CAN take your shoes off if you need to count to twenty,like wot i do ) Say 87 miles a day 'ish average speed 30mph / 3 hrs driving....... Its doable.
Bad weather. You could go for a fortnight and meet very bad weather and not see it all.
So. Seven days. You could give it a go,if the worst comes to the worst,pull the pin halfway around and go back again from where you got to last time. Distance..?. North Yorkshire is nearly Scotland anyway.................. JOKE !!. :ROFLMAO: 🚛
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I had 10 days and thought I could do it all, but was wisely told to do a little and enjoy it, which turned out to be excellent advice.

No way in 7 days, but plan some of it and go and get a taste and enjoy. It’ll always be there for when you do have the time 👍🏻
 
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Lots but slow learner.
Deepends how much you want to see.
I did it in 4 days and saw far more than i wanted to. That was in a car BTW.

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If you only have a week I would look at just doing Inverness to Dunnet Bay. We did the NC500 in 2 stages of 10 and 7 days and missed a lot. Going back this year for 10 days just to repeat the bottom half of the West Coast.
 
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West coast much more interesting than east. If short of time I’d go anti clockwise, blast up to the north coast then spend quality time from Durness onwards. Also plan well to pick out where you want to visit so you don’t waste time in the wrong places. You can always go back if you enjoy it and do the bits you missed. Also remember there is no bad weather in the North of Scotland, just bad clothing choices, so just get out there and do it 🤣😂🤣

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I have a couple of different friends who've done it in a week and enjoyed it, and that included travel time from SE Wales!

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7 days is a driving holiday; a restful holiday stopping off, and going to the various optional corners will take a lot longer. If you're not chasing a "badge", I'd say go, start on the west coast and see how far you get. There are a few short-cuts home through the middle that are much quicker.
 
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In what respect?

Ian
Ian. West coast is mostly single track roads, awesome scenery and interesting villages. East Coast normal carriageway roads, larger villages / small town and boring scenery. I grew up in Sutherland and so have experience in driving all the roads around there.

Other option is Inverness then Bonar Bridge and head for Shin Falls, great free Aire there. Head through Lairg and on to Durness then west around NC500.

Downside is most do it clockwise so you could be heading into streams of motorhomes going clockwise, depends if you’re doing it in peak season.

Best thing is to check out some YouTube videos of NC500.

Apologies for those living on the East Coast!
 
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Do it in stages, I'd reckon minimum three weeks.

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Well if you want to visit all of it I'd say forget it . But before the nc500 was invented Durness was our family holiday location for years , I would drive up there for a week at Easter, a week in October and 2 weeks in summer. Stayed at sands campsite. It would take most of a day driving all the way up there from fife and the same coming back but was worth it at the time as it was never that busy . Nowadays it's always bleeding busy and not sure I could be bothered lol as it nearly always rained too.
 
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Lots but slow learner.
It all depends on how much you want to see. 2 days you wont see much, 2 weeks you will see more, 2 months you will know how many cows n sheep there are up there.
Go for a short time and dont get bored, go for a long time a do
 

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